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Eugène Delacroix

Signing a receipt for one of his works

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Signing a receipt for one of his works

French artist (1798–1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired both the Impressionist and Symbolist schools. His best known work is the stirring 1830 patriotic tableau “Liberty Leading the People.” ADS in French signed “Eug. Delacroix,” one page, 8 x 5.25, June 29, 1846. A receipt indicating that Monsieur Leopold has paid the artist 500 francs for a watercolor of a lion. In very good condition, with light wrinkling and intersecting folds (vertical fold through last name), scattered marginal tears and small losses (away from text), faint show-through from docket to reverse, and tape stains to blank top margin. The writing is clear and dark throughout. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008